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is a big bargaining chip. looks like defense will take a bigger cut because of that. >> every single one of the panels has recommended bigger cut spending. secretary gates has even said he was expecting a bigger number than 400 billion or that some of the estimates out there were bigger than 400 billion. marcus, what are some of the things the pentagon doing to prepare for a leaner future. gates was the one out there arguing to keep spending levels high. >> well up to now, the pentagon mainly way of saving money is through efficiencies. last budget go around for over five year period they said we will save $178 billion. however they reinvested 100 billion. now they believe more work can be done in terms of efficiencies, however more has to be done in terms of whether it's weapons, whether it's instrain. >> kate let me end with you, do we know, now that we have some of the these proposals on the floor, do we know where the 2012 defense bill is going to ultimately end up? >> i think all of the bills that have been passed so far, i think you will see defense get cut much more than has alre
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where they installed a transfer accelerator. in other words, a great big old sliding board, sort of like the local playground except for big people. grown men, i'm told, have been spotted with big old smiles after riding this thing. women giggling like schoolgirls as they slide down. designers are calling it a gift to commuters. they say they hope it creates a playful urban area in the midst of the doldrums of commuting. on the other hand nobody is talking about exactly what you do to get back up. >> right. >> because the going down actually when the escalator is broken, that's the easy part. >> or after a concert. >> it's the getting back up. that would be tough. >> a little slippery. >>> we want to hear what you think. send your e-mails to mcginty's mailbag. the address, mailbag@wusa9.com. 9 news now will be right back. >>> in the mailbag tonight, the budget deal or rather the lack thereof. she watched the president talk about it last friday, but he's not sure we're getting the whole story. as i listened to president obama, he said, i suspect all was not correct. the speaker wouldn't w
. >> it was a really big shock. >> there was a lot of texting, no, there was no screaming. there was some cursing. >> some people were freaking out but everybody was pretty calm overall. >> reporter: when you say freaking out, tell us. >> the girl on the right side of the wing she was crying and the guy was trying to jump out of the wing by the emergency exit but everybody else was pretty calm. >> reporter: both planes fully trying to head out of boston. most ended up stuck here. it could have been much worse? >> absolutely and there were kids on board, the kids were terrific. it was very calm, everybody was fine. >> that was wbz's jim armstrong reporting. safety officials hope audio tapes from the control tower will shed some light on how that accident happened. >>> there was another incident in the skies but this one was 240 miles above earth. nasa woke the space shuttle crew late thursday after the computer set off alarms. the astronauts aboard "atlantis" were able to switch to a backup system. they'll double shoot the problem today or troubleshoot that is. nasa says the crew is safe. "atlanti
. but maybe other things. >> maybe other things. right now, no big deals because most construction has been delayed to allow people to get back to work easily today. the beltway is looking great. let's zoom into 270. take a live look if you're planning to head in, all the way down toward the beltway in rockville, you'll be fine. this time, zoom into the other side of town to the outer loop and take a live look as well. bit of volume at university boulevard coming around from 95 and college park. you're good to go as you head over to 270 this morning. now, a look at the travel times. if you're planning to head in on 66, 7100 to the beltway, toll road from hunter mill, only six minutes. beltway is looking good as you head up to the toll road, 13 minutes from 395. we'll take another look around town at 6:12. back to you guys. >>> thank you, monika. at the top of the hour, let's get to some of the stories happening today. first lady michelle obama will be at tonight's nationals game. she'll join military families as they're honored. a child of a military family will throw out the first pitch. >
. big time showers and storms yesterday. anywhere from a third of an inch to an inch and a half depending on where you were. you also notice overnight, clear skies. with the clear skies, the ground is a little bit moist for some of the showers and storms yesterday. fog has developed. visibility a half-mile in frederick. 3/4 in westminster. visibilities out toward culpepper at 3/4. quarter mile in oakland. patchy dense fog in spots. we're doing ok in town with visibility of 7 miles. temperatures in the 70s. gaithersburg and lovetsville in the upper 60s. highs today mostly in the low 90s. let's go over to angie with the latest timesaver traffic. >> hope everybody is off to a terrific tuesday. right now, so far, so good out there. green light stays on. looks like the construction across the area started to clear out of here. let's take a closer look at your outer loop. we move it outside. it looks like from route one college park all the way to georgia avenue. tracking these headlights. they're all moving at speed. let's move it back over to the maps. this time, our focus will be o
-running amanda knox murder case. >> big news here. the college student from seattle returned to an italian courtroom this morning. she's hoping that a new report criticizing an italian dna expert's handling of the crime scene evidence will help overturn their murder conviction. we'll get you the very latest on today's hearing. >>> we are looking at the tragic end to amy winehouse's life. she joins a sad select group of performers, jimmy hendricks, jim morrison, curt cobain all found dead at that very same age. much too young. we'll take a look at the highs and lows of her all too short career. >>> first, we turn to the new york city hotel maid who says dominique strauss-kahn sexually attacked her. had he is now speaking out for the first time and in the newsweek magazine interview she tells her story of the alleged encounter with the former head of the international monetary fund. >> reporter: the chambermaid who accused one of the world's most powerful men, dominique strauss-kahn of sexual assault and attempted rape now has a face and a name. she is 32 of guinney has broken her month-long
are the three big buckets. we will have the make changes in each of those. >> coming up next -- the threat that keeps the chairman awake at night. >>> welcome back to this week in defense news. late last week i sat down with i asked is him when he looked to 2025, what are the thefts that keep him awake at night. >> the biggest threat that is out there, i think it is cyber. i think that we're going to have to focus a lot more on it. we're going to have to put more resources against it. we're going to have to train people better. line leaders as well as skilled individuals. >> the whole organization. >> because cyber, actually, can attack or infrastructure, our financial systems. etc. it is a space with no boundaries and rules. there are people who are very good at it. countries who are very good at it, that more than anything else, that's the long-term left that really keeps me awake. >> let me take you to china. we're about to visit there. as we air, you're scheduled to be in china on a visit. mm power. our alleys in asia are getting nervous. we're going to be spending more time there, and
through the force. this review is supposed to be shaped by the qdr but the big criticism is it didn't make tough choices. how will it work to help make the tough choices for the future? >> i think we have made tough choices. as we built the budget, you mentioned the $330 billion number, we ended production of the f 22 and the c-17. we have closed the joint forces command. we canceled the presidential helicopter. we have made tough choices and those tough choices came out of the strategy that was the strategy with the document for the strategy was the defense review. >> you think it's a valid shaping document, just the repry orization within the document? >> yes. tough go back looks at the priorities. you don't want to do an across the board shave. we want to cut from the lower priorities and protect the higher priorities. i identified cyber security, long range strike and unman air rielle capabilities as things you want to protect. >> what are some of the capabilities -- secretary gates had his own list, joint strike fighter and aerial tankers and war ships as being important things. we ar
't have enough money to pay all of its bills and that could have a big impact. checking the numbers, the dow stands this morning at 12,592. finished the day down 88 points in trade. nasdaq was off by 16. s&p 500. we stand by about seven and a half. the gap between those with the most and the least continues to widen. in fact, the wealth gap has grown to its widest levels in a quarter century. an analysis of census data blames the recession and uneven recovery for raise erasing decades of minority gains. >>> today, the postal service is expected to announce it will study whether to close thousands of local post offices around the country. about 3600 offices are facing review, mostly located in rural areas. postal officials are looking into options for those regions. the postal service trying to cut cost lost $8 billion last year. >>> just because it is reviewing the organizations it doesn't mean they're necessarily going to close. job hunters, we have a career fair for you this wednesday. the diversity career fair will be held between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the tysons corner ma
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